April 5, 2021 | Emily Pritt

Operational Excellence & Asset Reliability Best Practices: A TapRooT® TV Video Premiere

Interested in Operational Excellence?

Admiral Hyman G. Rickover invented Operational Excellence.

Rickover explained that there were a series of principles that helped the Nuclear Navy achieve excellence but these are the top three:

  1. Total Responsibility
  2. Technical Competence
  3. Facing the Facts
Admiral Rickover

Read Rickover’s semi-official biography Rickover – The Struggle for Excellence. The book is written by the official Nuclear Navy historian Francis Duncan.

Now after the description of the excellence of Rickover’s program, you might think there was nothing to be improved. However, we think the program had three key weaknesses. They are:

  1. Blame Orientation (Lack of Praise)
  2. Fatigue
  3. Needed for Advanced Root Cause Analysis

Watch Ken Reed and Benna Hughes as they discuss this topic

TapRooT® TV premieres on Wednesdays at noon, on Facebook and YouTube

You may also listen to the conversation on the TapRooT® podcast

Operation Excellence & Asset Reliability track at the 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit

Have you heard? The Summit is coming! We have several sessions specifically addressing operation excellence and asset reliability. Click here and use the drop-down menu on the right to select the Operation Excellence & Asset Reliability track.

Want to Know More?

We recommend reading more about Rickover’s life and how he developed his concepts of operational/process excellence in the following article:

System Improvements has promoted operational excellence for over two decades. The TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis System is excellent to use both for reactive and proactive analysis to solve problems and achieve operational excellence.


SI is a sponsor of the Operational Excellence Society.  You can join the society for free.

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Join us every week for the TapRooT® TV video premiere

The premiere of new TapRooT® TV videos on Wednesdays is at noon, on Facebook and YouTube. You may also listen to the conversation on the TapRooT® podcast. Of course, you may always listen/watch at your convenience via these links, even if you miss the Wednesday premiere.

Register for a TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training Course

TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training courses are taught all over the world. If you are interested in learning how to stop repeat incidents, find a 2-day or 5-day course.  We are available to train you and your staff on-site at your workplace; contact us to discuss your needs. You may also call us at 865.539.2139.

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